Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) Poster


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Followed by 


Maniac (1980)
Similar realistic gritty feel of a movie about a serial killer in a almost too real documentary.

Referenced in 

Luther the Geek (1990)
Siskel & Ebert: L.A. Story/Sleeping with the Enemy/The Silence of the Lambs (1991) (TV Episode)
Gene Siskel says this movie is more honest and less exploitative than "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991).
There's Nothing Out There (1991)
It is mentioned on the cover of an issue of Gorezone magazine.
The Borrower (1991)
When the female cop is being choked in the hospital, you can hear an advertisement for "Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer" playing on the television in the background. This is another film from director John McNaughton.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Zigra (1991) (TV Episode)
referenced in dialogue
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Attack of the Eye Creatures (1992) (TV Episode)
"Henry: Portait of a Serial Killer is not as sick as this"
Menace II Society (1993)
O-Dog enjoys watching the video of the people he killed.
Midnight 2 (1993)
The central theme is used in this film.
Schramm (1993)
Both films show the daily life of a dangerous and brutal psychopath.
Clerks (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Serial Mom (1994)
Chip mentions it.
Crumb (1994)
Poster for this seen in Leg Show office.
Game-On: Laura (1998) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Family Guy: Brian: Portrait of a Dog (1999) (TV Episode)
title reference
In Bad Taste (2000) (TV Special)
Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) (Video)
Video case is shown.
The Goat Sucker (2005) (Video)
features two serial killers watching the snuff movie they made
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (Video)
Video case is shown.
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)
It is mentioned in a magazine.
Entourage: No Cannes Do (2007) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Billy
Skull & Bones (2007) (Video)
referenced during a talk on serial killers
Grand Theft Auto IV (2008) (Video Game)
title reference to the level "Portrait of a Killer"
Numb3rs: The Fifth Man (2009) (TV Episode)
When discussing "Sea of Love", Colby asks if Liz is a big Pacino fan. She responds she is a Michael Rooker fan, including "Henry, Portrait of a Serial Killer".
Post Traumatic: An American Nightmare (2009) (Video)
John McNaughton compares Henry to Combat Shock in this Documentary
The Big Box: Silent Night, Deadly Night (2009) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
The Big Box: The House of the Devil (2010) (TV Episode)
Video case and photograph are shown.
Cyrus (2010)
Also called "Cyrus: Mind of a Serial Killer."
Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010)
Christopher Smith mentions it.
Call of the Dead (2011) (Video Game)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Cinema Snob: Maniac (2011) (TV Episode)
among movies Snob prefers to Maniac
Slice and Dice: The Slasher Film Forever (2012)
Photograph is shown.
Midnight Movie Review: Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (2012) (TV Episode)
the film of this episode's topic.
Adjust Your Tracking (2013)
Video case is shown.
13, 195, 6 und 1 (2013)
One scene was filmed to pay homage to an iconic scene in Henry : Portrait of a serial killer.
The Cinema Snob: The Stepfather (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned among "real" serial killer films
The McCarthys: Pilot (2014) (TV Episode)
Marjorie says Henry is a murderer's name.
Half in the Bag: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) (TV Episode)
title is mentioned
Midnight Screenings: The Gingerdead Man (2017) (TV Episode)
Brad mentions it.


Neptune Nonsense (1936) (Short)
Becket (1964)
movie playing on the television set, just before Otis breaks it.

Featured in 

Gorgon Video Magazine (1989) (Video)
review of the film, and clips shown
The Borrower (1991)
When the female cop is being choked in the hospital, you can hear an advertisement for "Henry: Portrait Of A Serial Killer" playing on the television in the background. This is another film from director John McNaughton.
Fear in the Dark (1991) (TV Movie)
clip shown
Caro diario (1993)
clip shown
Historias del Kronen (1995)
Roberto, Carlos and Amalia watch it at the cinema.
Empire of the Censors (1995) (TV Movie)
It is mentioned and discussed. Also, poster, video case and footage of this movie are shown.
Violence and the Censors (1995) (TV Movie)
clip shown
Hollywood Halloween (1997) (TV Movie)
clips shown
Murder by Numbers (2004)
clip shown
X-Rated: The Films That Shocked Britain (2004) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Portrait: The Making of 'Henry' (2005) (Video)
Documentary about the making of the movie
S&man (2006)
clip shown
Nightmares in Red, White and Blue: The Evolution of the American Horror Film (2009)
It is mentioned and discussed. Also, footage of this movie is shown.
13 Scarier Movie Moments (2009) (TV Movie)
#2 scary movie moment.
In Defense of Henry (2016) (Short)
clips shown
Henry vs. The MPAA (2016) (Video)
clips shown
Trailer Trauma 3: '80s Horror-Thon (2017) (Video)
The film's theatrical trailer is featured.

Spoofed in 

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Master Ninja I (1992) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue: "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Geribal"
The Simpsons: Homer Badman (1994) (TV Episode)
Title spoofed in the TV-movie-within-the-show "Homer Simpson: Portrait of an Ass-Grabber

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